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You don’t come across a lot of kimono which use the red color so well.
Red kimono is very popular among women, and this color is recognized as the queen of kimono, especially among young women, for its gorgeousness.
And the white cloth makes the kimono’s main color, red, stand out so well.
By matching red with white, the kimono becomes gorgeous yet elegant, when other red kimono tend to be flashy.
Two colors are mixed in the exquisite ratio like it’s a match made in heaven, and we never get tired of it.
In Japan, the combination of red and white is supposed to be very auspicious.
There are many different theories, but red signifies birth, and white signifies death.
Kohaku (red and white) which combines these two colors signifies human life.
This kimono is furisode.
Furisode is the most formal kimono for unmarried women.
And this product is a kyo yuzen kimono, made with the first-class technique in Japan.
The best-class kimono in the best color combination should be your go-to wear for auspicious events such as a new year’s party, a wedding banquet or a graduation ceremony.
Red kumotori monyo (cloud pattern) is painted on this kimono, with white misu (bamboo blind) in the background.
Both are traditional patterns, but are arranged in a modern way and make this kimono unique.
Patterns and colors on this kimono are popular, with cherry blossoms as its main theme; it is recommended for kimono beginners or can be chose as the first kimono as well.
Many spring flowers are painted on this kimono, with cherry blossoms as its main theme. Gorgeous colors and beautifully sprinkled cherry blossoms on this kimono fascinate us.
Several kissho monyo (auspicious pattern) depicted gorgeously are the best match on this kohaku (red and white) kimono.
Sakura (Cherry blossom)
Sakura is the spring flower. But it can be worn throughout the year, regardless of the season, for it is also the national flower in Japan. The god of rice is said to reside in a cherry blossom tree, and Japanese people used to wish on a cherry blossom tree for “a fruitful year”.
The gorgeous yet short-lived beauty of cherry blossoms have been deeply connected with the sense of beauty of Japanese people, and various cherry blossom patterns were created and depicted on many kimono traditionally. It is the special flower out of all flowers in four seasons.
Cherry blossoms bloom in spring and for that, it is said to signify “the beginning of everything” which is very auspicious.
Cherry blossoms on a red kimono embody the Japanese beauty.
Peony is one of “kissho monyo (ausupicious pattern)”.
Kissho monyo are classical patterns which are said to be auspicious, and this kimono is great for a celebratory event.
Peony is the flower which has been called as “the flower of flowers” since old times. In Japan, there is a saying “tateba shakuyaku, suwareba botan, aruku sugata wa yuri no hana (she looks like a peony when standing, a camelia when sitting down, and when she walks she looks like a lily)” to describe the beauty of a woman.
It has been cherished as a flower to signify nobility, beauty and happiness, for it has abundant big petals.
Tachibana (citrus tachibana)
Citrus tachibana has been believed to be the fruit brought from a fictional country in ancient Japan, and it is said to bring health and longevity, as well as a healthy baby.
Tachibana is the old way of saying “orange” and “mandarin”.
This tree is also believed to be the amulet for women, and for that Japanese people decorate a citrus tachibana tree on March 3rd, the day of momo no sekku (the doll’s festival), the day to celebrate the growth of girls. It is a symbol of longevity and prosperity, and is a very auspicious kissho monyo often used for wedding gowns and formal kimono.
Misu (bamboo blind)
Misu is one of Japanese kissho monyo (auspicious pattern); it signifies a traditionally used blind in Japan, which is beautiful and decorative. This decorative blind was often used in the Heian period.
It was made into a pattern in the Edo period, and was especially used on kimono.
It is still very popular as a royal pattern in modern times as well.
Misu is used in the background on this kimono.
It is a very unique design, and you cannot find a pattern like this on another kimono.
By uniquely arranging this traditional pattern, the one-and-only kimono was created.
Kyo yuzen kimono
Kyo yuzen was created in the Genroku era of the Edo period, when the townsmen culture flourished.
At that time, paintings by the artist named Yuzensai Miyazaki were popular in Kyoto.
Kyo yuzen is said to be the dyeing technique created by him.
Pastel-like pale colors are often used for kyo yuzen.
Kyo yuzen is gorgeous yet elegant and come in various colors.
It looks like it represents kind consideration and thoughtfulness of people in Kyoto.
All kimono at Japanese kimono online shop are dyed with the kyo yuzen technique.
We provide you with the best-quality kyo yuzen kimono.
|Size||We can tailor this Kimono to fit your body figure after the order.|
|Material||pure silk 100%|
|Recommended occasions||wedding party, celebration party, anniversary ceremony, etc..|